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Equality under the law, the lost generation of Prince Edward County.

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Equality under the law, the lost generation of Prince Edward County.


Published 1965


In 1959, Prince Edward County, Virginia, closed its public schools rather than integrate them. White children went to publicly aided private schools while black students went to free schools staffed by volunteers. In 1964, the Supreme Court ordered the schools opened to all, but 90 percent of the whites stayed in private schools. The film shows a whites-only prom off-campus in a private club. Lots of poignant interviews by director John Barnes, with people fearing mixed marriages, etc. The film was co-written by Barnes and Linda Gottlieb. From EB's 'Our Living Bill of Rights' series. More on John Barnes at http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm


Run time 24 minutes 49 seconds
Producer Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Production Company Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Sponsor Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Audio/Visual sound, color

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